Nominated for a Hugo Award, METAtropolis is an audio book anthology, featuring some of the biggest names in Science Fiction (and the blogosphere) today – Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear and Karl Schroeder.

From Scalzi’s blog:

The folks at are very excited that METAtropolis has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form — it’s that whole “hey, we’re breaking ground by being the first audiobook nominated for a Hugo” thing. The Audible folks are also aware that when you’re an audiobook up against The Dark Knight, Wall*E, Hellboy II and Iron Man, which combined brought in a couple billion in worldwide box office, you’re sort of the underdog, aren’t you.

So Audible decided to help even the odds by offering up METAtropolis for free, for a limited time. Go to the page I just linked to, sign up for Audible if you haven’t already done so, and then get your personal copy of the world that Elizabeth Bear, Toby Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder and I have imagined (and which Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, Alessandro Juliani and Stefan Rudnicki perform for you as narrators)


You can download a free copy of METAtropolis HERE. But hurry, it’s only available for a short time. You’ll also need to be a resident of North America and have an audible account (which are also free, so just sign up for one).